Best Procedures For 50’s: Botox® And Soft Dermal Fillers (Juvéderm® And Juvéderm Voluma™ Xc)
As men and women reach their 50’s, the signs of long life become apparent. Wrinkles are more pronounced, lines are deeper, and facial skin may sag slightly from the cheekbones. There are gentle, non-invasive procedures available for those who choose to soften the appearance of age on their faces. The Acqua Blu Medical Spa can help restore youthfulness to the face with Botox® and soft dermal fillers, such as Juvéderm® and JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC.
WHAT ARE BOTOX® AND SOFT DERMAL FILLERS?
Botox® is a drug made of the purified neuromuscular blocking agent botulinum toxin type A (BTX-A). It was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for doctors to apply to the skin in very small doses to treat cosmetic issues. When tiny doses of Botox® are injected into the small facial muscles, their activity is diminished. The effect is to reduce or soften frown lines between the eyes and wrinkles at the outside corner of the eye (crow’s feet). A second dermatological use of Botox® is to treat a medical condition called hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating in underarms. (American Academy of Dermatology, American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, U.S. National Library of Medicine)
Dermal fillers are gels injected under the skin to restore volume where facial expressions have left permanent traces or sagging skin would benefit from “plumping”. They create a cushion beneath the surface of the skin that lifts the wrinkle or crease, making it less obvious. Our Pittsburgh Acqua Blu Medical Spa offers Juvéderm® and JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC. Juvéderm® is appropriate for wrinkles and folds around the mouth, nose, and forehead. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC is a type of Juvéderm®, but it is the only FDA approved volume replacement therapy for use in restoring volume to the areas of the cheeks and midface. (American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, An International Journal of Surgical Reconstruction, Mayo Clinic)
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BOTOX® AND SOFT DERMAL FILLERS?
In the past, facial rejuvenation was treated by surgical resectioning and resurfacing of the facial features. But now, less invasive methods are readily available. Today, dermatologists abate the signs of aging using Botox® and soft dermal fillers, such as Juvéderm® and JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC. These dermatological treatments are well tolerated, convenient and far less invasive than cosmetic surgery. They are effective in temporarily decreasing lines and wrinkles of the face. Wrinkles and lines develop from the face losing both collagen and subcutaneous fat over the years, causing facial muscles to work closer to the skin surface. Injection of a dermal filler decreases the depth of these signs of aging by filling in the area under the skin’s surface. Improvement is immediate. Because Botox® uses a different mechanism, results may not be seen for 3-7 days. There is minimal or no recovery time with these procedures. The ability to target specific areas is a great benefit. So, the Acqua Blu Medical Spa offers Juvéderm®, which targets the mouth, nose, and forehead areas, and JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC, which is designed for the cheeks and midface. Repeated treatments are needed to maintain long-term results. (American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, An International Journal of Surgical Reconstruction, U.S. National Library of Medicine)
HOW ARE BOTOX® AND SOFT DERMAL FILLERS PERFORMED?
At Acqua Blu Medical Spa, when Botox® or a dermal filler procedure is performed, utmost attention is paid to the details of cleanliness and comfort. Our Pittsburgh dermatologist will inject precise amounts of the prescribed substance into the area of concern. Each injection lasts only seconds so that much can be accomplished with a single visit. (American Academy of Dermatology, American Board of Cosmetic Surgery)
When Botox® is used to treat excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, our Pittsburgh dermatologist injects a small amount of the product into the skin of the patient’s underarm. The results of a single treatment for excessive sweating provides relief for up to six months. (American Academy of Dermatology)
WHY ARE BOTOX® AND SOFT DERMAL FILLERS IDEAL FOR 50 YEAR OLDS?
As we age, the fullness of our faces decreases leaving lines and wrinkles. As we progress into our 50’s, these signs of aging become more prominent. Now that cosmetic surgery is not the only means by which to eliminate these unappealing developments, Botox® and dermal filler procedures, such as Juvéderm® and JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC, are attractive options. They are less invasive than a surgical procedure and require little or no recovery time so patients are back to their daily routines immediately.
WHY CHOOSE ACQUA BLU MEDICAL SPA FOR BOTOX® AND SOFT DERMAL FILLERS?
Our highly trained Pittsburgh dermatologist at the Acqua Blu Medical Spa focuses on patient care and education. Attentive, skilled staff members take time to ensure our patient’s comfort and care while thoroughly explaining their chosen procedure and recovery. Our professionals include board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian V. Heil, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Ana Busquets, Dr. Susannah McClain, physician assistants Zak Koban, Bonnie Russo and Christopher Foti. All of our staff are highly educated and experienced in their craft, as well as members of various dermatological organizations and associations. Our providers perform Botox® and the dermal filler procedures in the relaxing ambiance of our Acqua Blu Medical Spa.
Acqua Blu Medical Spa is a proud participant in Allergan’s Brilliant Distinctions program. Allergan, the makers of Botox®, provides a free program for registered patients using Botox® in which patients can earn $20 for every Botox® treatment received. For more information on Allergan’s Brilliant Distinctions rewards program offered by Allergan or to complete your online registration for the program, please click here.
As we age, lines and wrinkles in our face increase and deepen. Botox® or a dermal filler procedure, such as Juvéderm® and JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC, can eliminate these signs of aging and provide a rejuvenated appearance. Contact our experienced and professional staff at the Acqua Blu Medical Spa to discuss your personal situation. We will help you understand the benefits and risks and determine which dermal filler is the right option for you. To get answers to your questions and weigh your options with our board-certified Pittsburgh dermatologists, contact us at (724) 933-1800 or send us an email.